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27th-Mar-2007 12:28 pm
Tulip

I needed to rake the leaves out of my garden. They are thick and are starting to damage the herbs trying to grow. I wanted Brian to use the backpack blower on them, but there hasn't been time. I admit, I don't know how to use the blower, so I took the rake to them today.

Now, I have a lot of strength built up in the wrist I cracked up, but I don't have much endurance. After a little strain, it just stops working. No strength, and I have a hard time even holding it straight, it's like it wilts. It comes back after I rest, but it tends to swell which diminishes the strength. It's been a year since the accident, and 9 months since the last surgery. I think this is normal. But it's frustrating.

I use my wrist brace, which makes me sweat and itch. I can't bunch a glove under it and I don't have a glove large enough to go over it. That means blisters. I'm sporting one that basically was just a few layers of skin about a 1/2" long rolling off my thumb. It stings like a mothafucker and won't stop weeping. I got the garden rough raked. There's still another pass to get the rest up, but I fuckin' give up for today. I hurt, I sting, I'm swollen, and now I'm feeling sullen. I didn't get to do a thing in my garden until last autumn, and I so want to make it look good, but if I push any harder today, I won't be able to do a thing tomorrow.
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27th-Mar-2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
I really need to get to a certain breathing-free point on this documentation, so my schedule is tight, but I'd love to come spend the day with you one of these days and do your bidding helping you out in your garden!
27th-Mar-2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
That makes me all kinds of happy.
27th-Mar-2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Well then let me work my butt off to get a little ahead this week, and after that we can watch the forecast for good gardening days, compare calendars and work something out. :)
27th-Mar-2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Listen carefully to the north. You can hear my plants cheering. I've told them about you. They all just did the wave in your honor.
27th-Mar-2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
:D ...You left off the black thumb part then. That's probably for the best. ;) Although, that part really only seems to affect indoor plants, so your garden should be spared.

I can bring a few of my own tools, my own gloves and the mandatory high-drama gardening hat. ;)
27th-Mar-2007 06:56 pm (UTC) - i have a cool hat, too!
not totally copying Jen, honest! since i don't currently have space to have a garden of my own, i'd be glad to help out if it means getting to put my hands in the soil. it'd give your wrist a break and i'd get my fix (:
27th-Mar-2007 07:04 pm (UTC) - Re: i have a cool hat, too!
How can I refuse a cute chick in a hat? ??? My garden is having a party!! Just say when!!
27th-Mar-2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help, but it looks like you're in capable hands. :) *hug*

Yay for garden parties!
27th-Mar-2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
I can't offer to help in the garden, but I do understand about living with chronic pain. I know how frustrating it can get when an injury interferes with what you want to do. I try to come at the problem from a different direction, figure out what I need to change to be happy, but there are nights where a good cry is the only thing that helps. *wry smile*
I can't fit my new biking gloves over my wrist brace either, stupid things. :)
28th-Mar-2007 02:29 am (UTC)
I am so not looking forward to planting when I'm 6 years pregnant and I promise to keep you in mind when I'm feeling something similar.
28th-Mar-2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
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